The Leicester Riders Business Club relaunches next month – with sponsors invited to take to the court.
The first event of the season takes place on September 13 – two days before the 2023-24 British Basketball League season starts for Riders at home to Cheshire Phoenix.
Sponsors are invited to bring a senior contact along as their business club guest to showcase what Riders sponsorship offers for local organisations.
Guests will join a basketball session led by coaching staff, enter into a prize draw, and network with other business leaders.
They will be welcomed by Leicester Riders chairman, Kevin Routledge, and get an update on the work of the Leicester Riders Foundation from General Manager Laura Shephard.
There has been increased interest this summer in Riders corporate packages. Player sponsorship has increased 50% year-on-year, the vast majority of last season’s corporate sponsors have renewed, and new businesses joining for first time include Better IT, Abel Alarm, 2XL Commercial Finance, and Griffin Fit.
Next month’s business club is the first of several the club is planning for the 2023-24 season. Each will have a different theme and focus, while providing a look behind the scenes at the Riders, Foundation, and Arena.
Kevin Routledge said: “We’ve been building our business offer over the summer following the arrival of Tracey Hallam as our commercial manager and our partnership with 1284.
“The support of our sponsors is crucial, not just for the Riders but also for our community foundation and the arena itself.”
Loughborough-based 1284 provides award-winning B2B corporate communications to innovative public and private organisations in the East Midlands.
George Oliver, Managing Director of 1284, said: “We’ve been involved for a couple of years now and are really excited about getting more involved with the new-look Riders Business Club.”
The second Riders Business Club meeting of the season will take place on November 20.
It has been arranged to coincide with the Morningside Arena hosting the World Snooker Tour, giving guests a behind-the-scenes look at the Arena’s staging of international tournaments.